#TheCraftedWife: Our Engagement Party!

DIY Backyard Engagement Party

When Ryan and I got engaged, his parents asked us if we wanted an engagement party. Truthfully, I thought it would end up being something similar to a birthday party. We had already told our friends and family after Ryan asked me and then went right into wedding planning. I cannot tell you how wrong I was! The party ended up being one of the best and most special days of my life. It’s so important to take time and really celebrate your relationship without all of the chaos of wedding planning.

It doesn’t have to cost you a ton of money to throw something special together either! Here’s how our backyard engagement party came together (plus a few tips to keep in mind):

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Studio Warming Party Recap

@thecraftedlife studio warming partyEven though this site is far, far away from being a party blog, I’m a firm believer that all good things should be celebrated. Life is just more fun that way!

Last Saturday we invited friends and family to come check out our new space before furnishing it. It’s been such a whirlwind since signing the lease that it didn’t feel real until I looked around at a room full of people and realized they were in my studio. Like my name is on the door studio. Excuse me while I jump up and down 1,000,000 more times. Anyway, here’s a mini recap in case you missed the Instastory!

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10 Gorgeous Tablescapes

10 gorgeous tablescapes to inspire your next dinner party!I absolutely love entertaining. If there was a job where I could just host fancy parties at my house for my friends I would quit blogging in a heartbeat (no offense blog).

My apartment still isn’t completely furnished since my move, just one of the perks of dividing the stuff in a breakup, but I am almost there! As soon as I finish my dining room you better believe that I will be having a dinner party. Until that day, I will just be making up fake dinner menus in my head and dreaming of place settings. Here are ten gorgeous tablescapes I’m currently in love with:

10 gorgeous tablescapes to inspire your next dinner party!1. Summer Dinner Party

10 gorgeous tablescapes to inspire your next dinner party!2. Palm Fronds + Bon Bons

10 gorgeous tablescapes to inspire your next dinner party!3. Rainbow Setting

10 gorgeous tablescapes to inspire your next dinner party!4. Tropical Garden Party

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DIY Fourth of July Pie Topper

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper! It’s hard to believe that the Fourth of July is less than a week away! While you’re probably busy planning the perfect sundress to wear to the BBQ and pool parties you’ll be attending, don’t forget about what to bring for dessert. And because who wants to bake in this heat, if you want a quick and easy way to make a store bought pie look like a million bucks, then this ten minute DIY Pocky Pie Topper is for you! Here’s how:
Time: 10 minutes
Materials: star punch, glitter paper, double sided tape, Pocky

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper! When picking up your pie at the store, you can also pick up some Pocky! Not only can you eat the sticks when you serve the pie (and let’s be honest, when making the topper), but they also look like a sparklers! I went with strawberry because, hello, pink, but they also come in a variety of other colors and flavors.

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper!Punch out your stars.

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper!Wrap a small piece of double sided tape around the biscuit part of the Pocky stick and press the star into place.

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper!Place your sticks into the pie and you’re done! If you want the stars to be at varying heights, just make the Pocky stick shorter.

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper!Easy as pie don’t you think?!

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper!

Be the hit of the BBQ with this DIY Fourth of July pie topper!

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